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21 June 2008 - Category: Snoring and OSAHS
» Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of cessation of respiratory airflow during sleep due to collapse of the upper airway (UA) at the level of the pharynx. Neuropsychologic and cardiovascular morbidity have been demonstrated in cases of untreated OSAS, as have increases in the risk of an automobile crash and in mortality, Purpose : To determine whether a hooked appearance of the soft palate can be seen in awake patients with snoring with or without obstructive...
Author: Orthofree